Organic Valley, the leading organic farmer-owned cooperative on a mission to save, serve and safeguard small organic family farms, has been recognized, as a winner of the 2023 Product of the Year USA Awards. Determined through a national study of 40,000 American shoppers in partnership with Kantar, a global leader in consumer research, Product of the Year is the largest consumer-voted awards program centered around product innovation, and the Organic Valley Flavored Creamers are awarded the highly acclaimed honor of the best product within the Coffee Creamer category. At-home baristas now have a great-tasting, premium organic creamer option with 40% less sugar than the leading flavored creamer brand, contains no artificial ingredients, and is lactose-free.
A globally established seal of approval, the Product of the Year emblem was developed over 30 years ago and has been a trusted CPG pillar in the U.S. for nearly 15 years. The early mission was simple: help consumers cut through the noise on their grocery shelves and highlight the best new products when it comes to things that matter, such as thoughtful design, quality, and innovation. As the world evolves daily, consumers are continuously in search of products that are smarter, more efficient, and easier to use. The Product of the Year red seal is a distinctive mark that allows shoppers to easily identify the top trendsetting products on the market, voted on by 40,000 fellow consumers, while also serving as a valuable marketing tool for brands to build consumer awareness, especially among competitors within their respective spaces.
“Product of the Year is more valuable now than ever. The level of access consumers have to products today is unprecedented – far beyond retail aisles, they have DTC options, grocery delivery in the palm of their hands, and they can watch their favorite influencer review items they’re considering purchasing in real-time,” mentions Mike Nolan, global chief executive officer, Product of the Year Management. “Product of the Year is an established and increasingly relevant resource for CPG companies, helping their products stand out, and be understood and trusted by their customers. Entirely new 2023 categories of Product of the Year award winners further demonstrate the ever-evolving trends we are seeing in the U.S. market, and as a company, we’re thrilled to be at the forefront of recognizing these products for top-performing function, design, packaging, or ingredients.”
“It is an honor to be the first farmer-owned cooperative endorsed by Product of the Year,” said Jaclyn Cardin, chief brand officer, Organic Valley. “Our team at Organic Valley set out to make everyday coffee better with a delicious, high-quality creamer that isn’t filled with artificial fillers and a laundry list of synthetic ingredients. Organic Valley creamers add a delicious and smooth flavor to coffee without overpowering drinks and recipes. Receiving the Product of the Year red seal reinforces that we achieved that goal with our Flavored Creamers. And, consumers can feel good knowing that every Organic Valley purchase helps save small organic family farms.”
The premium Organic Valley Flavored Creamers are available in French Vanilla and Sweet Cream flavors, enhancing any coffee or tea beverage without overpowering it. The Flavored Creamers include all-organic ingredients, and that means real dairy from cows, are pasture-raised cows on small family farms without antibiotics, toxic pesticides, or added hormones. The Organic Valley Flavored Creamers are available nationwide in 24.5 oz/750 ml for an SRP of 4.99 – 5.29 dollars.
The full list of 36 winners of the 2023 Product of the Year Awards was revealed at the annual Product of the Year Awards Show on February 16th at the Current Pier 59 in New York City. The celebration kicked off with a red carpet, followed by a night full of entertainment with Rachel Dratch and Alex Moffat hosting the Award Show.
In tandem with the winner announcement, the Organic Valley Flavored Creamers are currently featured in a shoppable article on PEOPLE Online created in partnership with Dotdash Meredith, the largest digital and print publisher in America. Additionally, Ensemble IQ, a premier business intelligence resource with revered publications, including Progressive Grocer, Store Brands, Drug Store News, Convenience Store News, and CBD, Retail Insights, has also shared the news of the 2023 winners in respective categories.